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Comment In: [Blog - 09/23/2013 - 08:33]

I would agree that there ...

I would agree that there are certain things that work best as symmetrical games. The symmetrical nature of Chess and Go, for example, is why they are considered to be such definitive measures of intelligence and skill. They both have a very simple rule set, which means that the winner ...

Comment In: [News - 09/11/2013 - 09:42]

I think you have very ...

I think you have very accurately assessed their thinking behind the 50k limit. Small devs are clearly not the target of the FTG campaign. The goal is not to help small indies break into the scene, but rather to try and nab the next big hit before it goes to ...

Comment In: [Feature - 07/24/2013 - 01:00]

The Super Metroid modding community ...

The Super Metroid modding community is really an interesting case study. While I can certainly think of a few other games from that era that still have thriving communities of modders, like Doom, these communities endured primarily because of all the support from the developers. Doom was designed to be ...

Comment In: [Feature - 07/09/2013 - 01:00]

While the question of exploiting ...

While the question of exploiting the most vulnerable customers is certainly an important issue since that 's the one that has the potential to ruin people 's lives , I think that the free-to-play model is problematic even for those customers who don 't fall into that category. r n ...

Comment In: [News - 05/22/2013 - 01:53]

That 's not always true. ...

That 's not always true. For some time after its release, the most popular game on the Xbox 360 was Halo 2, an original Xbox game. I don 't think any 360 games beat it until Gears of War was released. Sony had a similar problem with the PS3, though ...

Comment In: [News - 12/04/2012 - 04:12]

I find it interesting that ...

I find it interesting that a marketing campaign so terrible that it goes down in flames in a single hour could be greenlit in the first place. Whether this was made with or without input from the developers, you would think that it would have set off red flags somewhere. ...